June 19, 2013
FEATURED PRODUCT: IQF Cherry
As a highly prized fruit, the cherry has been tantalizing the palates of food lovers for centuries. Their rich ruby color
and tangy taste made them a favorite among the Romans, Greeks and Asians. The early settlers brought this wonder fruit in
the 1600's to the American soil, and today this round the year available fruit is known as 'America's Super Fruit'.
Cherries have a very short growing season and can grow in most temperate latitudes. The peak season for cherries is in the summer,
late June - mid August in the Northern Hemisphere. In Chile and Australia, they are usually at their peak around Christmas time.
In many parts of North America they are among the first tree fruits to ripen.
There are two main types of cherries. The RSP cherry is known as the red sour pie cherry, the favorite of pie makers. The most
common variety in the USA is the Montmorency. I Europe, the Morello is more common.
The Dark Sweet cherry is the more common fresh market eating cherry, with the deep reddish purple to black color. There are many
more varieties of dark sweet, including the Bing, Lambert, Rainier, and others, including the Royal Ann, a very sweet light colored cherry.
Cherries are very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, riboflavin, Vitamin B6 and dietary fiber. They also contain
vital antioxidants, minerals and other vitamins. Cherries can help fight many infections as well as reduce their chances of occurrence.
A cherry enriched diet helps to maintain lower total body weight naturally without any side effects, generally related to diets for weight loss.
RSP cherries are also a natural source for melatonin, a powerful anti oxidant. RSP cherries are also reported to help fight inflammation, with natural pain reliever properties.
Encore Fruit Marketing can provide an excellent source of IQF cherry to help consumer products deliver one of the 5 A Day fruit servings.
IQF cherry is carefully processed from fresh, ripened cherries to provide the essential flavor, color and nutrition, in a convenient,
ready to use ingredient form for processed beverage and food applications. IQF cherry is an excellent ingredient to add a fruit
serving to your retail label for beverages, cakes, pies, pastries, sauces, jellies and other processed foods like nutrition bars and snacks.
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